Become a Friend

Want to attend interesting talks on a variety of subjects? Be invited to special events? Get all this and help support the Andersen Horticultural Library too! Become a friend of the Andersen Horticultural Library, open to all interested members of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. See below for a listing of events. 

Join the Friends online today! Annual dues for the Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library are $15 for a household. 

You may also join by completing and mailing the registration form.


Benefits include:

  • Twice a year newsletter (Spring and Fall) with articles of interest, communications for the Friends, and a calendar of events.
  • Early access to the annual fall Friends book sale that raises funds for acquisition of rare books, antique catalogs, and other items for the Library.
  • A minimum of five programs annually with speakers on a variety of subjects related to natural history, horticulture, or libraries.


2018 Friends Events:

Only Friends and their guests may attend these events unless otherwise stated. 

The Friends quarterly meetings are held the fourth Monday of January, April, July (annual meeting), and October.


September 27, 2018, 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Annual Book Sale – Preview Sale - MacMillan Auditorium
For Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library members and Arboretum staff only
Preview Sale is not open to the public
Preview Sale is not open to book re-sellers

September 28 - 30, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Annual Book Sale, MacMillan Auditorium
Open to the Public

October 22, 2018, 1:00pm
Quarterly Meeting, Snyder Auditorium
John & Jenny Thull, Growing Heirloom Pumpkins, Squashes, and Gourds



Friends Booksale 

We will be accepting donations of gently-used books, magazines, DVDs or CDs for our fall booksale until September 14, 2018.  Items should be in gently used condition and brought to the Andersen Horticultural Library during open hours.  Our next sale is scheduled for September 28-30, 2018 in the MacMillan Auditorium.

Booksale donations for the 2019 booksale will be accepted beginning on January 2, 2019. Thank you for your support.